Liverpool braced for Euro defender bid - report
By Harvey Byrne
Mamadou Sakho is a target for Besiktas as doubts hang over his future at Liverpool, according to a report.
The Sun claims that the Turkish giants are preparing a bid for the 26-year-old centre-back after his disciplinary problems at the Reds.
The France international was sent home early from the club’s pre-season tour of the US by Jurgen Klopp for not respecting the team’s rules on three separate occasions.
The former Paris Saint-Germain defender also missed out on his club’s Europa League final and national side’s Euro 2016 campaign after he was suspended for failing a drugs test, which UEFA eventually dismissed.
It is believed that the two incidents have put his Liverpool career on the line and that the Reds will want to recoup most of the £18million fee they paid for him in 2013.
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The Anfield-man was left out of Klopp’s match day squad, which beat Arsenal 4-3 on Sunday.
The German manager has also added defender duo Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan to his squad this summer and it is believed that the Frenchman may find himself some way down the club’s pecking order now.
Sakho still has four-years remaining on his current Anfield deal and he starred in 34 appearances for the club in all competitions last season before the drugs incident.
In other Liverpool transfer news, an unnamed Premier League side have tabled an offer for Inter Milan’s combative holding midfielder Gary Medel.